The Best Overland Travel Adventures
Overland Travel is about many things, like meeting local people and rough camping. But among the best overland adventures are unforgettable road trips, whether that is driving the Transamazônica in Brazil, cruising Colombia’s epic roads, or enjoying other legit road trips in South America.
More on Road Travel in this section.
The upcoming book Forever Off Track chronicles Karin-Marijke and Coen’s remarkable 3.5-year overland journey from Europe to Southeast Asia in a rugged Land Cruiser. Join them as they step out … Read more
Crossing high-altitude deserts with snow-capped mountains rising on the horizon, meandering through gorges along vertical rock walls. And that for 766 miles! How can that not be attractive to any overland traveler? … Read more
Sure, we have our own adventures but at times it’s great to be inspired by other overlanders and read a good overlanding book – e.g. to get a feel what … Read more
Ruta 40 is meanders for about five thousand kilometers along Argentina’s western border, through the Andes Mountains and the vast plains of Patagonia. It evokes images of the Wild West, … Read more
Among the world’s legendary overland route is the Pamir Highway, our intro into Tajikistan’s remote landscapes such as the Wakhan Corridor.
When we tell Brazilians we are going to drive the BR319 their eyes open wide and they look at us with respect. “You’re sure?”
Thousands of kilometers of driving the Transamazônica (Trans-Amazonian Highway) showed the full-scale Amazon deforestation going on.
The altiplano in Chile, its northernmost desert, offers all you need for a perfect overland road trip and take in the magnitude of creation.
The Death Road in Boliva, the Transamazônica in Brazil, and the Carretera Austral in Chile are among the popular road trips in South America.
Only partly prepared we head for the Siberian Winter that starts early October. Driving in snow and on ice became part of the routine.
Our 600 Days of travel in Brazil have included a couple of fantastic road trips that we would like to share with you…
A two-week road trip in the Gobi Desert: vast and empty but with fascinating landscapes and hidden ‘treats’, a monastery and rock carvings.
After one week in Vladivostok, everything fell into place to start a new phase of our journey with an off-road adventure in Russia.
Photos of an off-road adventure in Brazil where we drive through shifting sands of dunes and beaches, and cross rivers on rickety, hand-powered ferries.
After an hour of fruitless trying piranhas were suddenly flying into the boat. Piranhas! We had hit a school of them and reeled in one after the other. Pablo carefully … Read more
The Andes Mountains covers 7 countries and 4,300 miles. Here are 9 mind-blowing mountain passes in South America that we crossed.
For those who love off-roading to the back of beyond, add Pauji to your list to enjoy an incredible road trip in Venezuela.
We crossed Los Llanos in Colombia, a spectacular 6-day road trip across vast plains with cattle, wildlife and oil business.
Away from the Pan Americana, driving in Colombia is spectacular through remote regions. Here are our 5 favorite road trips in Colombia.
A photo somewhere on the Internet was enough reason to check it out ourselves: the Amagá railroad bridge, south of Medellín. Like in other South American countries, once flourishing railroad systems … Read more
We decided to check out the Most Dangerous Road in the World, the Death Road. Is it really that dangerous? Where was everybody?
Part 2 of Off-Road in Sertão, Brazil: fixing the spare tank, driving rally terrain, hitting the start of the rainy season.
From the coast to Fazenda Lajedo de Pai Mateus: Sertão, caatinga, farms, cacti and palma, and friendly, helpful people.
Driving through the Amazon during rain has its challenges: tarantula’s, midgets, mosquitoes and dengue.
Overlanding through one of South America’s most stunning regions with Laguna Colorada, Salar de Uyuni, Fumaroles and Volcanoes.